Carifiesta Montreal—Carifête in French—is one of the city's more engaging parades. A July tradition since 1975, it celebrates Montreal's Caribbean community with beautiful costumed carnival dancers, steel drum performances, and vibrant personalities taking part in the procession.Organizers expect up to 500,000 people lining Ste. Catherine Street for the Carifiesta 2019 parade, which kicks off on Saturday, July 6, at noon. Expect the parade to last at least two hours, with ple
The South African-British actress will star as pioneering Jamaican nurse, Mary Seacole, in the film. Gugu Mbatha-Raw continues to take on roles of black women in history we need to know about on the big screen. The South African-British actress is set to play pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole in a period drama that's in the works under producer Billy Peterson's new production banner, Racing Green Pictures, Variety reports. In Seacole, we follow Seacole who attended to an
In the fall of 2005, when I was 21, I started a Ph.D. program in English. But within a couple of days, I’d realized that it wasn’t for me. I didn’t have a sure plan, but I knew this wasn’t a part of whatever the future held for me. Having recently completed college and just a year after traveling the world, I was brimming with confidence and feeling adventurous enough to take a big leap. I quit the program and headed home to my parents’ house in Washington, DC to figure thing
Naomi Campbell’s You Tube channel, ‘Being Naomi’ is one of the greatest things to ever hit the fashion and beauty sphere of the Internet. The insanely gorgeous 49-year-old decided to grace us with her everyday beauty routine and we are thankful. She smiles into the camera and explains, “I’m going to do my quick 5 minute, no it’s more than 5 minutes, my quick few minutes makeup, I never have so much time…” From strutting down runways to her philanthropic work with various coun
State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Far Rockaway) will give a glimpse into the Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways when he hosts a kick-off for the third annual event in collaboration with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), the Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), the Parks Department, and Midday Medley 93.5 FM.
The Senator’s preview will include masqueraders in brightly colored costumes as well as island food and music. We are ex
The first time we showed the Fenty Beauty campaign trailer internally, a room full of business leaders, including myself, got very emotional. It was the first time underrepresented, underserved women and cultures were featured in a global prestige beauty campaign. We knew the brand would touch women’s hearts around the world, but we had no idea of the greater impact our work would ultimately have. There was no precedent to our radical approach to inclusivity. We had to break
Caribbean identity becomes confusing for the individual that doesn't under the Caribbean diaspora link to its African roots. Our African lineages integrate into our Caribbean identity that we globally and proudly carry with us. Enhance. Explore. Empower.
The morning before Juneteenth, Corina Harrington and her sister Miriam Torralba left San Antonio shortly after sunrise and headed south to Mexico, retracing a portion of the same route their African American ancestors followed in 1850 when they escaped slavery in the United States and fled to freedom south of the border. The sisters arrived around midday at their father’s house in the ranching village of Nacimiento de los Negros in Coahuila, about three hours south of Eagle P
On Saturday, June 7, 2019, began at 12 noon and ended at 6:00 pm, the People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective along with Medgar Evers College Student Government Association and Akeem Productions paid tribute during the 30th Annual Tribute to the Ancestors. It was a day of remembrance, reflection, meditation, and celebration in honor of those who died during the voyage of the Atlantic slave trade. The celebration also honor those who dedicate their lives to the struggle